David Smith, untitled I have to admit that while plenty of Damien Walter's "Weird Things" columns at The Guardian are interesting, and it's really wonderful to see a major newspaper paying regular attention such stuff, and Walter seems like a passionate and thoughtful person... the latest one, titled, "Should science fiction and fantasy do more than entertain?" pretty much made me gag.
Damien Walter at The Guardian last week: … new works of speculative fiction rarely receive the critical recognition accorded to their literary cousins, a fact most evident in the major literary awards, not least the Man Booker prize... Read Post
Granta regularly comes out with lists of great young novelists, and over at the Guardian Damien Walter has taken a stab at coming up with a similar list for science fiction and fantasy. It's a pretty diverse list, and a pretty good ... Read Post